The not-so-artful dodgers: Our picks of the 70 questions ministers refused to answer in 2021

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"What was the real reason for the uprising in KwaZulu-Natal and Gauteng in July 2021?"

This is one of the 70 written questions from members of the National Assembly that Cabinet members refused to answer in 2021.  

Truthful answers to many of these lapsed questions would be embarrassing for the governing ANC or some of its highest-ranking officials.

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